The sixth full-length album by the Finnish Hard Rock band.
The monsters of rock are back with their heaviest album to date!
Given their predilection for dressing up like crazy monsters and playing '80s-influenced Hard Rock, it's hard not to call Lordi a theatrical band. And for all the effort they put into making their appearance larger than life, they somehow find a way to make their music even more ridiculous, finding the reserves of strength necessary to make sure their albums are always over the top, a trend they continue with their sixth album, "To Beast Or Not To Beast". Though the album finds the band scaling back its '80s love, there's still plenty of Rock & Roll escapism for fans of the band to indulge in, and while serious Metal fans might be turned off by its cartoonish qualities, those looking for some Hard-Rockin' fun will find what they're looking for here!
The album title was originally planned to be "Monsterial Phonica". But after Kiss released their album "Monster", Mr. Lordi thought that their album's name was too close to that so the band changed it to be "Upgradead". However, the band did not consider it an A-class name. Just few months before the release of the album, Amen came up with the final title, which the band felt suitable and perfect.
The album marks the recording debut of Lordi's new members, keyboardist Hella (replacing Awa) and drummer Mana (replacing Kita). “The road to this album has truly been paved by hardships”, - Mr. Lordi says. “However, the new line-up of the band has given us new and fresh touch and an energetic edge to the recording process and to the album itself”.
All in all this is an excellent album and it’s recommended for fans of Alice Cooper with his best works!!
Sony Music Entertainment Finland Oy/AFM Records, 2013 (AFM 459-9). Made in Germany. Pressed in Austria.
1. We're Not Bad For The Kids (We're Worse) 3:23
2. I Luv Ugly 3:48
3. The Riff 3:45
4. Something Wicked This Way Comes 4:58
5. I'm The Best 3:15
6. Horrifiction 3:29
7. Happy New Fear 4:46
8. Schizo Doll 4:34
9. Candy For The Cannibal 4:43
10. Sincerely With Love 3:14
11. SCG6: Otus' Butcher Clinic 3:24
Total playing time: 43:19